Avanos welcomes our American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons! Avanos Medical provides a non-opioid continuum of care before, during and after surgery with our innovative brands COOLIEF*Cooled Radiofrequency, ON-Q* Pain Relief System, ambIT* Pain Control System, and Game Ready* Cold and Compression Therapy. Our full-service portfolio of leading-edge, opioid-sparing pain management solutions deliver confidence, so you can get your patients back to what matters, faster. Enjoy our resources provided below and feel free to contact one of our representatives today.

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The ON-Q* Pain Relief System is a non-narcotic elastomeric pump that automatically and continuously delivers a regulated flow of local anesthetic to a patient’s surgical site or in close proximity to nerves, providing targeted pain relief for up to five days.

With the ON-Q* Pain Relief System, patients:

  • Went home an average of 1.1 days sooner
  • Reported up to 69% lower pain scores
  • Were up to 3x as likely to report high satisfaction scores
  • Are more likely to experience better pain management with fewer side effects


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The ambIT Pain Control System is a small and light weight pump that flows local anesthetic medication to relieve your pain after surgery. It continuously or intermittently delivers medication that blocks pain in the area of your procedure.


  • More comfortable recovery after surgery
  • Better pain relief without the side effects of narcotics
  • Quicker return to normal
  • Earlier release from the hospital



Extend your care beyond surgery into recovery with the Game Ready Cold & Compression System.

Following your surgical performance, the rehabilitation and recovery process is most critical to successful patient outcomes. With the industry-leading Game Ready* cold and compression therapy system, you can extend your high-quality care beyond the operating room to help your patients finish strong after an injury, orthopedic repair, or joint replacement surgery.

Clinical Benefits:

  • Reduces patient opioid consumption and may allow for earlier discontinuation of opioid medications in certain patients 1,3,4,6,7
  • May increase patient satisfaction with the recovery process 1,2,5
  • Increased post-operative range of motion in ACL patients 4
  • Decreases pain 1,5,8,9
  • Lower postoperative blood loss 8
  • May lead to early hospital discharge [shorter length of stay] in some patients. 5,7

How the GRPro* 2.1 System Works:


Prescribe Game Ready to extend your care beyond surgery and into recovery

More effective cooling than other RICE methods

In a head-to-head performance comparison, the GRPro 2.1 system provides faster, deeper-penetrating, and longer-lasting cooling compared to traditional Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation (RICE) methods and other devices.


A non-surgical, non-opioid procedure for chronic knee, shoulder or hip pain.

When surgery must wait, but joint pain can’t, COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) can bridge the gap to joint surgery, so patients don’t have to put their lives on pause. COOLIEF* Cooled RF is clinically proven to provide up to 12 months of pain relief.1,2 When compared to both intra-articular steroid injections and hyaluronic acid, published studies find COOLIEF* Cooled RF provides:

  • Significantly greater and longer-lasting pain relief
  • Improved physical function
  • Higher patient satisfaction

Non-operative procedures that help manage symptoms are an important part of the treatment paradigm. COOLIEF* Cooled RF treatment is:

  • A minimally invasive, non-narcotic procedure
  • Proven by Level 1 evidence in multiple anatomical locations
  • Supported by Over 50 Peer-Reviewed Publications

See how COOLIEF* Cooled RF can fit into your treatment algorithm for patients with chronic knee, shoulder or hip pain.

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How COOLIEF* Works


COOLIEF* Cooled RF for Knee


COOLIEF* Cooled RF for Hip



  1. Su EP, Perna M, Boettner F, Mayman DJ, Gerlinger T, Barsoum W, Randolph J, Lee G. A prospective, multi-center randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a cryopneumatic device on total knee arthroplasty recovery. J Bone & Joint Surg. November 2012. 94-B; SuppA:153-6.
  2. Leegwater NC, Jore HW, Brohet R, Nolte P. Cryocompression therapy after elective arthoplasty of the hip. Hip Int. 2012;22(05):527-533.
  3. Waterman W, Walker JJ, Swains C, Shortt M, Todd MD, Machen SM, Owens BD. (2012). The efficacy of combined cryotherapy and compression compared with cryotherapy alone following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2012;25(02): 155-160.
  4. Murgier J, Cassard X.Cryotherapy with dynamic intermittent compression for analgesia after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Preliminary study. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2014;100(3):309-312.
  5. Klaber I, Greeff E, O’Donnell J. Compressive cryotherapy is superior to cryotherapy alone in reducing pain after hip arthroscopy. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2019; 0(0):1-6.
  6. Nabıyev V. N., Ayhan S., Adhıkarı P., Cetın E., Palaoglu S.,  Acaroglu R. E. Cryo-compression therapy after elective spinal surgery for pain management: a cross-sectional study with historical control. Neurospine. 2018;15(4):348-352.
  7. Bellon M.,· Michelet D., Carrara N., Vacher T., Gafsou B., Ilhareborde B., Mazda K.,  Ferrero E., Simon A.-L., Julien Marsollier F., Dahmani S. Efficacy of the Game Ready® cooling device on postoperative analgesia after scoliosis surgery in children. European Spine Journal. 2019; 28:1257–1264.
  8. Murgier, Jérôme, Cailliez, J., Wargny, M., Chiron, P., Cavaignac, E., Laffosse, J.M. Cryotherapy With Dynamic Intermittent Compression Improves Recovery From Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2017.
  9. As with all RICE applications.
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